TUKWILA: On Monday night, Aug. 12, 2019, just after 7 p.m., Tukwila Police officers responded to a fatal collision that claimed the life of someone police consider to be “one of their own.

Police say that Amairani Uribe-Beltran passed away as a result of a head-on collision. Initial reports from witnesses indicate that a motorist traveling southbound crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck Amairani’s vehicle head-on. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her infant son was also in her vehicle and critically injured but miraculously survived. He is responding well to treatment. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle suffered serious injuries. The collision is still under investigation at this time.

An GoFundMe page has been created to help the family:


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Amairani served as the Chief of Police of our Police Explorer program for a number of years as a student at Foster High School and in the years following. She dedicated countless hours to bettering the lives of others and supporting the Tukwila community. Amairani was also a long-term seasonal employee with the Tukwila Parks & Recreation Department and an Americorps volunteer in emergency management with the Tukwila Fire Department.

We are hurting and mourning as a police department, city and community during this trying time. Amairani’s loss to us all is immeasurable. She was truly a wonderful, kind, caring and loving person that wanted to make our community a better place for all. She was always there for our officers to lend a kind ear, explain her generations lingo and trends to our unhip officers and always had a positive outlook in everything she did.

Our condolences to her family and friends during this trying time. We will have more information as to how the public can help out her family as it becomes available.